Diploma in General Nursing


Applications Closed


Nursing scholars and graduates contribute to quality health outcomes across PNG including in rural and remote communities.

The Australian Government in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea will offer scholarships to undertake a Diploma of General Nursing in 2025 at:

  • Lae School of Nursing; and
  • Lutheran School of Nursing

This scholarship is for study in PNG (not in Australia). It is open to women and men. Applicants must have completed grade 12 or matriculation upgrade prior to 2024.

Women and people living with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.



Eligibility Requirements

  • be a non-school leaver (i.e. have completed Grade 12 prior to 2024)
  • meet the conditions of entry for the institution(s)
  • be a citizen of PNG and residing in PNG at the time of application
  • not have been convicted of a criminal offence
  • not have been terminated from a previous Australia Awards scholarship or expelled by an Institution for misconduct or academic failure
  • demonstrate a commitment to working as a nurse in PNG including in rural and remote health centres
  • have completed Grade 12 between 2019 and 2023 with a minimum GPA 2.75 and a minimum grade B in Biology, Chemistry and Language and Literature, grade C in Advanced Math or grade A in General Math; OR
  • have completed Grade 12 between 2019 and 2023 and achieved matriculation upgrade (DODL/FODE) minimum GPA 3.0 and minimum subject grades as above.


More information

For further information contact the Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships team:
Email: incountry@australiaawardspng.org
Telephone: 3211 766 / 7373 3800
Mobile: 7014 1974 or 7275 9270 or 7073 5219